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Creaturely LoveHow Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human$
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Dominic Pettman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901219

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901219.001.0001

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Senseless Arabesques

Senseless Arabesques

Wendy and Lucy

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Creaturely Love

Dominic Pettman

University of Minnesota Press

A discussion of the powerful Platonic love in Kelly Reichardt’sfilm, Wendy and Lucy, as a poignant instance of contemporary “creaturely love” (as under siege by the forces of neoliberalism).

Keywords:   Animal studies, affect theory, love, continental philosophy, literary theory, media studies, posthumanism

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